USB Tethering with EVO and Froyo not working
I am having problems getting the USB Tethering to work. I choose USB Tethering when connecting the USB cable to the PC but I get an error when trying to turn it on in the Wireless & Network settings. Gives me the message "Unable to turn on." I have tried it with and without USB Debugging on. Has anyone been able to get this feature to work?
- 08-03-2010, 05:40 PM #2
- 08-03-2010, 05:47 PM #3
- 08-03-2010, 07:57 PM #4
I have also seen nothing to indicate that PDANET nor Easytether even work on Evo with 2.2. Even if they did, they require proprietary software on the computer side (which is annoying).
Looks to me like Sprint has disabled USB tethering, even though it was my understanding that we would be allowed to do it. I thought I read that Sprint would charge for the multiuser WiFi hotspot, but would allow single user USB tether at no extra charge.
- 08-03-2010, 10:18 PM #6
- 08-03-2010, 11:13 PM #7
I wish I could remember what I read, and where. Oh well, I suppose it doesn't matter anyway.
- 08-04-2010, 01:14 AM #8
I thought this was going to work, too (USB tether to one computer, without having to pay $30 mobile hotspot fee, and without having to install PDANet or EasyTether).
Any authoritative info on whether I should expect the built-in USB tethering to work this way would be appreciated.
- 08-04-2010, 09:13 AM #9
- 08-04-2010, 09:32 AM #10
- 08-04-2010, 09:45 AM #11
- 08-04-2010, 09:49 AM #12
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FWIW, EasyTether works fine with 2.2 (was just using it yesterday). Just using the free version, which of course has a few drawbacks, like not allowing https, but for most things it works fine. If I need the additional stuff, I'll pay for it.
I have never been able to tether without it.
My understanding was the extra charge is for wireless tethering, and USB tethering is allowed. Not sure on that though.
- 08-04-2010, 09:56 AM #13